I.A. Rehman

Threat to academic freedom

Threat to academic freedom

It is wrong to make universities conform to the designs of those who are insensitive to pluralism.

Published Jul 02, 2020 07:06am
Creeping religiosity

Creeping religiosity

Any demand or action can be put beyond discussion in Pakistan by wrapping it in a religious standard.

Published Jun 25, 2020 06:40am
Best of times...

Best of times...

It’s good to be living in times when black Americans and white allies are challenging arrogant rulers.

Published Jun 18, 2020 07:17am
Provinces vs centre

Provinces vs centre

The provincial assemblies created Pakistan, they are not the creatures of the federation.

Published Jun 11, 2020 07:33am
Living with the virus

Living with the virus

The government will have to remain on its toes to stay ahead of the problems.

Published May 28, 2020 07:43am
So many blind spots

So many blind spots

The main problem is that the minorities’ destiny is in the hands of the religious affairs ministry.

Published May 14, 2020 06:36am
Playing with fire

Playing with fire

Any attempt to strengthen the federal character of the state should be welcomed.

Published May 07, 2020 04:49am
Issues in governance

Issues in governance

It is difficult to determine which brand of the hybrid systems of rule is being followed.

Published Apr 30, 2020 05:05am
NON-FICTION: THROUGH A LENS, BRIGHTLY

NON-FICTION: THROUGH A LENS, BRIGHTLY

S.M. Zafar’s look at Pakistan’s history, despite some biases and low production values, is a mine of information...

Published Apr 26, 2020 06:06am
Ramazan anxieties

Ramazan anxieties

For many vendors, Ramazan is the month of unbridled profiteering.

Published Apr 23, 2020 04:35am
A season of regrets

A season of regrets

Do ordinary Pakistanis not behave as responsible citizens because they aren’t treated as citizens?

Published Apr 16, 2020 06:07am
Culture & poverty factors

Culture & poverty factors

Poverty, poor housing and lifestyles reduce a people’s capacity to fight a new viral epidemic.

Published Apr 02, 2020 06:31am
The pandemic cost

The pandemic cost

Comprehensive studies are needed on the impact of the epidemic on work, employment and incomes.

Published Mar 26, 2020 06:49am
Muslim women’s struggle

Muslim women’s struggle

Muslim women the world over and their allies among Muslim men continue to face a challenge from extremists.

Published Mar 12, 2020 07:02am
Trifling with governance

Trifling with governance

By reviving the patwari’s position, the Punjab government has reaffirmed its fidelity to the colonial system.

Published Mar 05, 2020 06:46am